Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Overheard at the Coffee Shop

Cashier: Can help you? 
Wife : Two Large Coffee's please, with Cream
Cashier: That's $6.00
Since there was no attempt to open the Michael Kors purse, Yours Truly pays the bill
The wife goes to the pick up line and gets our coffee's and hands one to me.
W: Here ya go! 

YT: Thanks, although I'm not sure I should thank you since I was the one that paid for it.
W: It all comes out of the same pocket.
YT: yeah, I know, mine...




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What's for lunch?

a left over Stuffed Pepper... or so I thought:

WTF? I come to find out #1 was foraging in the fridge (as he often does) decided that he only wanted the stuffing, but didn't bother throw away the pepper. He didn't want to waste food!

Note to self, check containers prior to packing lunch.

Friday, June 26, 2015

10 year old logic

The wife walks into the bedroom one morning while I was still in bed.

Wife: How did the dog get wet?
Yours Truly: I dunno, maybe she was rolling the grass and there was dew on it?

I check the clock and its before 7am and to my knowledge no one else is up (besides the wife).   I get up a few minutes later and see that the dog is soaked! There must be a LOT of dew on the grass! I walk outside and the grass has no dew on it...wtf? I check out the garden hose and it's put away but I can see someone had watered a recently planted flower that #2 brought home from school. 

I come back inside and found #2 watching TV.

YT: Did you spray the dog with water ?
#2: No
YT: Were you using the hose this morning?
#2: Yes
YT: what were you doing?
#2: Watering my flower.
YT: So did you sprayed the dog while watering your flower?
#2: No
YT: Was the dog outside when you were watering the flower?
#2: Yes
YT: So you did spray her.
#2: NO!
YT: Then how did she get wet?
#2: I was watering the flower and she kept walking in front of me.
YT: Well why didn't tell me that you sprayed the dog when I just asked you?!?!?!!?
#2: Because I didn't spray it AT her, she walked into the spray that I was pointing at the flower.
YT: *facepalm* (count to ten) Isn't that the same thing?
#2: No, she got herself wet, I didn't mean to get her wet.

*sigh*  it was too early to argue with 10 year old logic... especially before a cup of coffee.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Where did my little slugger go?

Last night #1 played in his last little league game.... WTF? we were just playing Tee Ball!!?!?

I can't believe its over... sure, he'll keep playing ball but there is something about playing in little league.  Watching from the stands as he celebrated with his team mates the highest of high's when he hit his first home run. And comforting him in the driveway as he broke down in tears during the lowest of low's when their undefeated season was derailed by an umpire's blatant non-call.

There won't an All-Star appearance this year (he's been on the AS team the last 2 years). He broke his arm the second game of the season and was out of action for six weeks. Although he was able to come back for the last couple of games, they were not sure what kind of shape he'd be in and rightly placed someone who had played all season on the team.

After the game he didn't seem upset and he was laughing with his friends. Then as we walked off the field, I think he realized that this was the last time he'd play at this level. He started to get quiet and we drove home in silence. I parked the truck and he quietly walked toward the house. I stayed out in the drive and watched him, still in his dusty uniform.

Where did my little slugger go? 


Overheard at the Homestead

The wife was in the midst of taking her vitamins and she winced.

Wife: Sometime they go down easy, sometimes they don't...
Yours truly: (smirking) tell me about it...
Wife: oops
YT: yeah, sometimes the jokes write themselves
W: I think I'll keep my mouth shut now.
YT: Keeping your mouth shut is the reason why you have 4 kids.
W: true
YT: you know this going to turn into blog post
W: (laughing) yeah...



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A quick test...

Apparently this is making the rounds around the internet and I thought I'd share it here:


Rumor has it  that this puzzle is part of an entrance exam for a Chinese primary school. The test is taken by 6-year-old students who don't seem to have too much trouble solving it within 20 seconds.



I actually answered it the allotted 20 seconds, although my wife would argue that it's because I have the maturity of a 6 year old.  It is actually because I've acquired the ability (after 24+ years in sales) to...

see below the page break for the answer. 


Monday, June 8, 2015

Overheard at the Homestead

I walked in the house last week and found this on the table




Yours Truly: wow, that's nice. Who did that?
Wife: #2
YT: #2, you did that? Great Job buddy!
#2: Thanks Dad!
YT: That's the Aurora borealis, correct?
#2: No, its the Northern Lights...



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Motivation, from the mouths of babes

Once again I got out of bed an hour earlier than I use to, I don't want to (I never do) but just yesterday my daughter gave me all the more motivation:

The Pink One: Daddy, you not as fat any more since you started riding your exercise bike.

Well, at least my 7 year old noticed and I can't really ask for any more than that. 


Monday, June 1, 2015

Questions from the back seat

We were heading home from the market yesterday with the crew secured in the back of the family truckster when this little gem came from the back seat:
 
Big T: Mommy, how do you suck?
Mommy: What did you say?!?
Big T: How do you suck?  you know, like candy.
Mommy: (glancing at me ) well, that's blog worthy...

At least he asked the right parent, as I would have deferred to her any way. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Overheard at the homestead

The wife was recalling her evening out with a girl friend. At one point her friend brought up about how self sufficient I am as a husband/spouse as compare to another couple that we know, then my wife paused and turned to me:

Wife: Ya know... The ladies like you.
Yours truly: well of course, what's not to like?
my wife rolls her eyes and continues on without comment. 

heh... LL Cool Coop!

Monday, April 13, 2015

On being a leader...

I find myself wearing A LOT of hats these days and just about all of them are related to leading in some capacity... Coach, Sales manager, Asst. Cub Master and most important Dad. There are few basic fundamentals to being a good leader that should be practiced (and taught) whether you're leading adults or children.   Brigid details them here better than I ever could.